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if this is britain's watergate. a story that began with a few facts was pursued by a few journalists, now a scandal enveloping one of the world's most powerful men. >>> we'll show you how the royal couple spent the afternoon in southern california. we'll tell you just how much a ticket to have lunch cost with the two of them. >>> around the bay area, the ocean air c ditioning absolutely free. right now around the bay area, look at our temperatures in san francisco. it's chilly out there. you need a jacket even though it's july. 70s inland now, what you can expect for the rest of the weekend includes even cooler weather on the way. [ male announcer ] try sizzler's new value menu! malibu chicken, flame broiled steak, or half dozen jumbo shrimp, plus endless salad bar... starting at just $9.99! at sizzler. >>> after 168 years in president business, one of britain's newspapers is shutting down for good. rupert murdoch's news of the world is emt broiled in allegations of phone hacking that many see as not only illegal, but unforgivable. >> reporter: as the scandal that brought down one of his best selli
debt deadline? >>> stop the presse after 168 years, the final edition of britain's news of the world hits newsstands today and bids farewell to its readers. this as the investigation into the paper's expanding phone hacking scandal continues. >>> hollywood royalty. william and kate take the polo ground by day and red carpet by night. all the details of their final star-studded night in america as we bid farewell to the future king and queen today sunday, we bid farewell to the future king and queen today sunday, june 10th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. not bad for a first trip to america. you got some polo, some red carpet, some celebrities, probably some free food, we should all be so lucky. >> probably got one of those great travel discount sites. >> i'm sure that is what it was. >> i hope they got some down time, though. southern california is a great place to just hang. >> they only had a couple days. there were a couple other states they visited. hopefully next
. >>> now let's turn to the phone hacking scandal in britain where each day brings fresh revelations. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie gosk has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brow
. it's still galloping its way through great britain where it is the story. tomorrow we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's another new development in this. we want to begin our reporting with nbc's stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, good evening. >> good evening, brian. every day since this scandal broke, there seems it be a new bombshell. revelations, resignations, arrests. the last 24 hours are no exception. it's left people in this country wondering and worried what will happen next. the fabled scotland yard is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen who are the latest casualties in the phone hacking scandal. scotland yard is being accused of mishandling the investigation into "news of the world qug, maintaining at times close relationships with the very people they were supposed to be investigating. police officers accepting bribes from reporters has allegedly been commonplace. stephenson and yates deny any wrong doing on their part. >> i have acted wi
independence from which country? 76% correctly said great britain. but 19% were unsure and 5% named some other country. >>> great britain, you know, it's where they play wimbledon. and today it is where novak djokovic fulfilled his boyhood dream and won the men's final. the 24-year-old from serbia beat rafael nadal in four sets. afterward, djokovic called his first wimbledon championship the most special day of his life. >>> and coming up next, making a difference, an extraordinary bond formed by women sharing a profound loss. >>> as the country celebrates its independence this weekend, it's worth remembering those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we all enjoy. they include, of course, those who have died in iraq and afghanistan. in tonight's "making a difference" report, we meet an exceptional group of women who have lost their husbands or fiances in those wars, and have joined forces now to help themselves heal and to embrace life. nbc's peter alexander has their story. >> ready, set, go! >> reporter: they are fun-loving and fearless. a brave group of women with something else in
over a relative's health and fighting with the caregivers. >>> another arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal. this one apparently a surprise even to the woman arrested. >>> and -- >> it's the world's largest animal. 110-foot animal. you realize how small you actually are when you're next to one. >> we'll share a glimpse of the blue whales off san francisco trying to spot.at hours tryi tspot. whoa!! the really big chicken sandwich combo is back! and it's as big as ever. i'm gonna jump it! you can't jump that! it's two chicken patties, topped with bacon, and melting cheese plus seasoned curly fries and a drink for only $3.99! what do you know? your only a baby! vrrrrooooom! i'm t-rex and i came out of extinction cuz i heard the combo was back! and that got a million hits? yep. why do we even make commercials anymore? 'cause you like to be in them. >>> women's world cup action took the bay area and much of the country by storm this afternoon with a dramatic finish. thousands of bay area families and soccer fans gathered at civic center plaza in san francisco to watch the u.s. ta
another twist in britain's phone hacking scandal, along with another high-profile arrest. the news starts right now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. we begin in san francisco tonight with more developments from the deadly officer-involved shooting this weekend. frustration spilled into other parts of the city overnight, and some critics are now calling for an independent investigation into the shooting. nbc bay area's elise kirschner is in san francisco where investigators say new cell phone video from the scene justifies officers' actions, but some witnesses disagree. elise? >> reporter: well, diane, as sfpd has been saying all along that the suspect fired first, but they were unable to recover a weapon. now thanks to cell phone video at the scene, they tracked down a gun, a gun they say the suspect used. you can see it in clear view, amateur video showing a gun lying on third street, not far from where san francisco police shot and ultimately killed a 19-year-old bayview man. >> i think those police really need to be checked. they probably should be suspended without pay. >> reporter
, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. cc1:cc1: cc1:cc1: cc: >>> it is a pivotal weekend in the appeals trial of amanda knox, convicted in an italian cc court of killing her roommate.1: dna is at the center of this case, and court-appointed forensics experts say the evidence used against knox and her boyfriend was badly flawed and possibly contaminated by investigators. nbc's keith miller has our report tonight from perugia. >> reporter: knox appeared buoyant as she entered court today. her mother edda was there to offer support in the final stages of the appeal. the prosecution spent the day lashing out at the findings of an independent panel of forensic scientists who called the dna evidence used to convict knox unreliable. the judge read a letter from the head of italy's police forensic team, defending the professionalism of his officers. the findings of the independent forensic scientists is a major embarrassment to the italian crime scene investigators on this case. they are accused of more than 50 breaches of
"news of the world "newspaper editor in britain, rebekah brooks, was arrested this morning in connection with the phone hacking and police bribery scandal in great britain. there are some calls for the justice department here in the united states to step up its investigation of parent company news corporation. meanwhile, in washington, the president this weekend tried to keep pressure on congress to reach an agreement on a deficit-cutting deal as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears. >> i've put things on the table that are important to me and to democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. >> as deliberations continue, there were no face-to-face talks this weekend, and house republicans are expected to vote tuesday on a series of measures to cut spending and balance the budget, although they don't appear to have the votes necessary for those measures to become law. joining me now, the president's top budget adviser, jack lew. welcome to "meet the press." >> good to be here, david. >> good to have you here. so, what is the latest? have there
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august tuesday.ine oncc1: >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's luke r
. >> it is kind of strange. >>> still ahead at 11:00, journalists of britain's most popular newspaper just put their last issue to bed. we'll show you the apology. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> the press has stopped in england for the controversial newspaper news of the world. the hacking scandal has plagued the tabloid so much, that rupert murdoch decided to shut it down. >> reporter: after the final edition of the news of the world rolled off the presses, the paper's editor and staff showed off the front page, the headline, thank you & good-bye. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal, shamed celebrities and brought down politicians was brought down by a scandal of its own making, involving allegations of bribery and voice mail hacking. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's former editor, who was once a key aide to david cameron. tonight he's out on bail. >> this is a very sad day for the news of the world. >> we've already apologized. >> the paper's owner, rupert murdoch's holdings include the fox television network and the wall
, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them today, this hearing will not help murdoch nor brooks nor the murdoch empire. lynn, back to you. >> jim maceda in london for us. jim, thanks so much. >>
lady in 1998, one year after china took control of the city from great britain. >>> there is much more ahead at 5:00. when we come back, summer camp with a twist. why a well-known surf spot is doing something that's never been done before. >>> tributes from around the world are pouring in tonight for the late amy winehouse. what fans are doing to remember the singer's sudden death stunned much the music world. >>> by land and sea, see how 400 people managed to escape from alcatraz today. >>> the skies did eventually clear over alcatraz. 63 degrees in san francisco. the low clouds backed off for the afternoon. and for the week ahead, we'll see some warmer temperatures but we're also watching moisture in southern california that could get closer to the bay area. we'll talk about chance of perhaps some thunder later this week in the forecast when we b it's really delicious, mom. it's not too well done? nope. but it is a job well done. what are you reading, sweetie? her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks.
tonight, outrage over some explosive allegations that great britain's leading sunday tabloid hacked into voice mails of british citizens, even families of murder victims, all just to scoop the competition. it's gotten so serious that parliament called an emergency session today to address this scandal. nbc's michelle kosinski reports from london. >> reporter: just how low will a tabloid go? tonight with new allegations against the news of the world, the paper display hacked into the voice mails of families of murder victims. >> this is disgusting, disgraceful. >> reporter: people are furious. advertisers are pulling out and the prime minister under pressure is calling for an investigation. >> i feel so appalled by what's happened. murder victims, terrorist victims who had their phones hacked is quite disgraceful. >> reporter: the news of the world admitted to and apologized for hacking into celebrity's voice mails in the past. now owner rupert murdoch calls these new allegations deplorable, unacceptable and says news corporation will once again cooperate with police. thousands of ci
saline were mildly affected as well. >>> rupert murdoch apologized to britain today by purchasing a full-page ad in every newspaper in the country. he said he was deeply sorry for victims' suffering and apologized for what he called serious wrongdoing. his now closed newspaper, "news of the world" is accused of paying police and hacking into people's private cell phone messages. among the victims, the families of said soldiers and the family of a 13-year-old kidnapped and killed and the victim of the 2005 london terror attacks. the scandal forced two top executives at news corp to resign this week. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton wrapped up her three-day trip to turkey. she met with the country's prime minister, foreign minister and archbishop of istanbul. the secretary praised turkey as an example of progress in a turbulent region, but he criticized the country over free speech and internet restrictions. >> now, syria's future is up to the syrian people, but, of course, the efforts by the opposition to come together to organize to be able to articulate an agenda are an important
dress and the princess who wore it. great britain's new crown jewel. >>> if you were left off the guest list of the royal wedding earlier this year, this could be the next best thing, a chance to check out the dress worn by kate middleton, the royal family's newest, brightest star. >> reporter: her moment of royal glory, kate's official arrival on the global stage. her dress was the other star of the show. today at buckingham palace, crowds waited for hours for a closeup look at a new display opening today. last week the queen and the new duchess got a sneak preview but didn't quite have the planned reaction. >> horrible isn't it? >> reporter: without kate in it, the dress appears ghost-like. still half a million fans are expected. >> she seems very sweet and she's very pretty, and she seems very nice. >> kate's memorabilia will raise millions for the monarchy, turning her into a valuable asset. the royals can't help but be impressed, less than three months after the wedding she is officially the hottest ticket in town. the wedding drew more than 1 million people to buckingham palace an
as always. thanks for stopping by with that. >>> overseas tonight in great britain, a turn of events that came as a huge shock in a story we told you about just last night. a scandal involving a newspaper, the nation's leading sunday tabloid newspaper, and allegations that they hacked into people's phones, all kinds of people. the outrage has been huge, all the way to parliament and the prime minister's office and today the media empire run by rupert murdock announced it is shutting down the newspaper for good. but that's not going to make this go away. nbc's mike tiabbi with us tonight from london with more. mike, good evening. >> good evening, brian. even among media watchers who have been transfixed by this story, there was one reaction i heard several times today, we didn't see this coming. the news of the world, the lynch pin of rupert murdock's media empire, gone as of sunday. >> reporter: the latest allegation that may have been the breaking point that grieving relatives of british solders killed in action have had their cell phones hacked and their voicemail messages accessed
over in terms of the great power and command that he has had in britain over the political class. >> reporter: a lawyer for the family of a murdered teenage girl whose phone was hacked says when murdoch met them this week, he had his head in his hands. perhaps suggesting how sorry he is and how bad it's become. and lester, tonight, the sunday "telegraph" newspaper is reporting that sir paul mccartney and soccer star david beckham believe they may have been phone hacking victims. add to that reports that the actor jude law thinks he was targeted in the united states. >> thank you. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. with just 17 days until the default deadline. mike viqueira joins us now from the white house with more. mike? >> reporter: good evening, lester, there was little sign of progress today and the breakthrough seems as far away as it did earlier in the week. if there is no breakthrough and it does come to a default, the government is going to have to make some tough choices about who gets pa
, but this is all new territory for this huge media figure and for great britain. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london again for us tonight. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, news corps got beaten up all day today by british politicians both before and after they dropped out of the bid. one of their fiercest critics, former prime minister gordon brown, who accused murdock's papers of law breaking on what he calls an industrial scale. >> order! order! >> reporter: in parliament today politicians for once found something they could agree on. rupert murdock's news corporation, they said should drop its bid for british tv network bskyb. >> they've got to stop talking about mergers until they sort out the mess they created. >> reporter: but even before they voted, news corps, beat them to it. >> they have decided in the last few moments that it will withdraw. >> reporter: announcing they would walk away from the biggest merger in the corporation's history, potentially worth billions, in a statement they said they would walk away from a deal potentially worth billions. the com
are celebrating. . >>> it appears not everyone has a love affair with britain's royal couple. prince il william and kate faced protestors today as they continued their trip in canada. nbc's frances ko explains. >> reporter: the newly weds are on the fouj day of an 11-day trip to canada and the u.s. after an overnight trip on the st. lawrence river. >> i would like to say a special welcome to the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> reporter: they attended a prayer service on deck before meeting with residents of a center for homeless youth. about 150 protesters demonstrated about two blocks from where prince william spoke at a ceremony at city hall. [ speaking french ] >> translator: it is simply a pleasure to be here. thank you for your patience with my accent. i hope that we will have the chance to get to know each other over the years to come, until the next time. >> reporter: the protestors who also appeared in maunt real are likely from an anti-monarchist group. far larger groups of supporters gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple. they've arrived in charlottetown prince edward island ton
. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is that murdoch couldn't have asked for better publicity from the pie attack during yesterday's parliamentary committee meeting. it deflected some attention from phone hacking, bribery, and corruption on to wendi murdoch, the press verdict, what a wife. >> she was terrific revelation. my goodness, she brought those proceedings to life. >> murdoch is not off by a long shot. he and his son james could be asked to return to answer more questions. >> there are sure to be more hearings and there are sure to be more evidence. things will come out. other shoes will drop. >> reporter: cameron today said inquiry into the scandal would be wise to include broadcasters and social media. he also said he wanted to turn his attention to more pressing matters of government, like the economy. but this is one scandal that won't go away. brian? >> martin fletcher in our london bureau tonight. thanks. >>> when we come back here in new york, how one family could help find treatments, maybe even a cure for alzheimer's. >>> and later, used and abandoned by drug dealer
. they can expect a grilling. brian? >> stephanie gosk starting us off in britain tonight. and now david faber who has joined us from cnbc. with the impact of this so far and perhaps to come. give us a damage assessment if it all stopped today. and is there any telling where this goes? >> certainly there's no telling where it goes, as you heard stephanie report, brian. we are, of course, and many investors are focused on what happens now in the united states. when the fbi starts to issue subpoenas, if fact they do, who knows who they will find, if they're looking for hacking, the possibility economists that they'll find that it occurred in the u.s. rupert murdock has really never faced anything like it. for his long career, he was unable to dictate the course of events. and he did an about face this week. he began this week with his arm around rebecca brooks, the woman who ran the news international. and les henton, a man who brought his sandwiches when he was 15 years old, who has been there for 57 years also gone. james murdock, number three at the corporation. from here we simply don'
paper has dubbed britain's watergate. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's former editor who was once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. tonight he is out on bail. >> i think it's a very sad day for the "news of the world." >> reporter: this weekend the paper's owner, the media titan rupert murdoch, whose holdings include the fox television network and the "wall street journal" arrives in london to deal with the crisis personally. the paper is being investigated for paying police and hacking into people's private cell phone messages. among the alleged victims the families of fallen soldiers and victims of the 2005 london terror attack and they are accused of deleting messages from the anguished parents of a murdered 13-year-old girl. but speaking to staff this week, an executive at the paper suggested there would be more revelations of criminal activity. "i think in a year's time every single one of you in this room might come up and say, okay, well, i see what you saw now." >> reporter: tomorrow's front page is a celebration of its succes
abuse. meanwhile, winehouse's best known album has shot to the top of the charts in great britain. >>> when we come back here tonight, after days of brutal heat, could the weather finally be taking a turn? >>> it was a little cooler today, a little, along the east coast, but what a week it has been. the heat dome that enveloped much of the country grew out of the midwest and slowly moved east, breaking more than 800 temperature records along the way. we're joined now by the weather channel's stephanie moore. what's it look like in the days ahead, stephanie? >> looks like we're going to see that heat start to break a little bit, lester. in fact, we're already starting to see that happen across parts of the northeast. thank goodness, we'll take every break we can get. you know, in dallas-ft. worth, we have had some 23 straight days of 100 or better. since july 1st, we've been in the upper 90s. in raleigh durham five straight day of temperatures above 100 degrees. that's a new record for them. we're now down to 90 in raleigh/durham. due to thunderstorms in the area. dallas is still r
bears and cubs any time along the trails. >>> too far, even for the tabloids. news of the world, britain's best-selling weekly tabloid newspaper is shutting down. owner hugh o rupert murdoch's son, the shut down of the 16-year-old newspaper comes as the result of a cell phone hacking story that's angered the british public and the prime minister. relatives of crime victims and soldiers killed in action and celebrities were all hacked. >> clearly, the practice of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe the and that this company believes in. >> there are reports that several employees at the paper might be arrested and charged in connection with the hacking by the end of the week. this sunday's paper will be the last issue of "news of the world." >>> let's check in with meteorologist jeff ranieri. jeff, i'm no weather expert but i would say your favorite place today was the alameda county fair and it was sizzling. >> it was hot. i heard you saw the pig races. >> i did. >> did your pig win? >> my pig, strawberry, did
of britain. the newspaper that tapped into the voice mail of the widows of former soldiers and other victims. it's going to close tomorrow. a key aide to the british prime minister is arrested in relation to the investigation. >>> we have the story of one lucky kitten. it was thrown out of a car in the verazano bridge here in new york. a driver who saw the whole thing was able to rescue the little guy. that hero driver is in the studio. so is that little kitten that he saved. wow is he cute? >> you love the outcome. but the horrible thought of someone tossing a cat out the window. we want to begin with the death of betty ford, the former first lady helped sparked some important conversations in this country. died in california on friday, she was 93. in a statement president obama called for a powerful advocate for womens rights. because of ford's leadership, many lives were saved. brian williams looks back on her life. >>> we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford, her strength and dignity still intact 30 years after leaving the white house. >> i
tied to the tabloid phone hacking scandal in britain. lawmakers here at home in the u.s. are calling for their own investigation. we're going to have details on that. do you know how to secure your cell phone to prevent people from hacking it? we're going to run through four things you need to know to keep hackers at bay. >> also this morning, daniel radcliffe will be here, the star, of course of the wildly successful "harry potter" franchise and the final film is opening tomorrow. it has already set the record for advanced ticket sales and he'll be opening up about the series as it comes to an end and a personal issue that he struggled with. >>> we want to begin with the chilling confession from the alleged killer of an 8-year-old in new york city. jeff rossen has details on that. some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: this sure are. good morning to you. this young boy, 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please walk home from summer camp all by himself. parents finally said yes. they rehearsed the route, only about seven blocks, chose a halfw
britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdochs made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son, in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this has been the most humble day of my life. >>
got her 19th. then there's the amazing connie britain, she was nominated as well. congrats to all the nominees, the entire list is on our website. we find out the winner september 18. >>> now it's just one day away, what southern californians are calling carmageddon, the closing of the 405 freeway for 53 hours of construction. last night here, we told you about the special jetblue fares, $4 one way from burbank to long beach, those are sold out. they sold those tickets in less than three hours. and the lapd is asking celebrities to help get the word out. tom hank sent this out, this weekend, l.a., avoid carmageddon, gas-zilla, 405 grid lock-apalossza, eat and shop local. >>> when we continue here tonight, an american icon who has now gone home. we'll hear from betty ford in her own words over the years. >>> betty ford went home to grand rapids, michigan today and was buried next to the man she always called her boyfriend, former president gerald ford. honor guards carried her casket into the church where they were married almost 60 years ago to the day. among the mourners today, f
and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that's recapturing interest in britain's monarchy. like the moment on monday when the couple returned to the dock looking less like royalty and more like newlyweds. one of the highlights for the couple will be flying aboard a plane like this, where they he -- they head to a secluded wilderness lodge. tonight, this increasingly public couple will share a private, quiet dinner. peter alexander, nbc news, yellowknife. >>> that's our broadcast for this tuesday night. thanks for being here. i'm brian williams. we hope to see you back here tomorrow night. and one more look at how new yorkers brought in the 4th last night. good night from all of us here. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm marla, in for raj. >> i'm jessica. we begin with breaking news. we want to take you to tracy, where crews are working to contain a brush fire happening right now. we're looking at it live from our chopper around 4:30 this evening. the area we're talking about is off highway 580, the main th
rupert murdoch's testimony in britain's phone hacking scandal. take a look. >> whoa! >> you saw the woman in the pink suit, she was seen knocking the plate away from murdoch. that's his wife. the protester identified as british comedian johnny marbles was whisked away by police. he was trying to to the pie in the face prank. as for the testimony before parliament which is gripping the united kingdom, murdoch and his son james apologized for the hacking. rupert murdoch explained the paper at the center of the scandal, "news of the world," constitutes less than 1% of his global empire news corp. >> to say we are hands off is wrong. i work a ten or 12-hour day, and i cannot tell you the multitude of issues that i have to handle every day. >> murdoch and his son maintained they were not responsible for any wrongdoing. they say their chief lieutenants who were in charge should be punished. >>> california senator dianne feinstein is fighting for the rights of same-sex couples. tonight the interstate judiciary committee will hear testimony on a bill she introduced to repeal the defensive marriag
-universal television >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives, is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's po
soldier from britain had been captured and killed. less than a week ago, the army announced specialist kevin hillman of albany was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. >>> the recovery effort going on right now after a seven-day fishing trip ended in disaster for several bay area fishermen. they were among the 44 people on board a sport fishing boat that capsized off the coast of baja. everyone on board was thrown into the waters off the sea of cortez and plunged into pitch darkness. chris sanchez is here with more from one of the wives of the fishermen and how she found out her husband nearly died. >> reporter: one of the fishermen's wives says he is couple and resourceful. a good thing because he went on a sport fishing boat and returned on a rescue helicopter. >> i'm planning on how many fish dinners we'll have. >> reporter: when lee ikagami was thrown from the sport fishing boat he office with friends, it was nearly eight hours before his wife knew anything was wrong. >> he said he was just rescued. i have no idea what "just rescued" means because he said
bartiromo on the ground for us from cnbc. >>> overseas tonight in great britain that reverberate all the way to parliament, the phone hacking scandal now shut down an entire newspaper, is only getting uglier, there's dire warning of more damning revelations to come and today the first arrests in the case, after so many violations of personal privacy. michelle kosinski has the latest from london. >> reporter: a day after the 168-year-old news of the world fell to a scandal of its own making, two former top employees were arrested. an editor who once served as the prime minister's communications director and a reporter who served prison time for hacking into the paper back in 2007, when victims included celebrities and the royal family. today the offices of his current employer, "the daily star" were raided by police. and the prime minister vowed no stone will be left unturned. >> if these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> reporter: now even more questions. were other papers doing this? why were police allegedly
. this is a lancome makeup ad featuring julia roberts. looks good. it's been banned in great britain along with christy turlington because the images were overly air brushed. fair or unfair. talk about that coming up. >>> let's begin on thursday morning with the time ticking away to reach a deal for the debt ceiling. kelli o'donnell is our capitol hill correspondent. kelli, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. this is a test of john boehner's leadership. he delivered a blunt message to his own republican members to get in line. aides tell me they believe that was more credibility, that was their word, with some of the most conservative members when they retooled their proposal to raise the debt limit and cut spending by going deeper with the cuts, and now, after so much talk, that vote comes today. >> reporter: the politics of chronic gridlock hurts. >> i've had kidney stones that are easier to pass than this. >> reporter: and the prognosis from democrats is dire. >> the speaker's plan is on life support and it's time for him to pull the plug. >> reporter: but house speaker john bo
again in britain, one day after the news of the world announced it will cease to exist, two former employees of the news of the world have now been arrested. one is a former editor who was later hired as a communications director for the prime minister. something the prime minister now is again coming under fire for. >> the decision was mine and mine alone and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: the second person arrested is a report here actually did prison time for phone haqq for news of the world in 2007. the thing is since then and only recently, the allegations have ballooned to include possibly thousands of potential phone hacking victims, including the family of soldiers killed in battle and the family of murder victims. even in one case, the murder victim herself. the government now wants to know has this been going on at other newspapers? why did the original police investigation fail so abysmally in the words of the prime minister? why were police allegedly taking huge payments from journalists, and why did politician who's may have had wind that this was some
, britain's phone hacking scandal, a top-selling newspapers accused of listens to voice mails, celebrities, murder victims and now even the widows of soldiers, charges the prime minister calls. >>> and a grizzly attack, a hiker mauled to death inside yellowstone park. the first fatalities within 25 years. parts of the park are closed as official try to figure out why it happened, thursday, july official try to figure out why it happened, thursday, july 11th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television thursday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm davp >> i'm david g matt today. tr the bottp the bottth hrher thp her ther the h p of the four misdemeanor c sshep she faced,she f yearp years, byears, but sh earearly as yearp years, byears, but sh earearly a the ends of the month, considering her good behavior while in prison, but could it be sooner than that? we're going to break down the decision in a moment with savannah guthrie and star jones. we'll also hear from the anthonys' attorney as well, but first right to kerry sanders outside the courtroom. he's been covering the case from the be
are a modern royal couple hoping to live as normal a life as they can. bringing a fresh new look to britain's future monarchy. >> i do believe that the tour of canada and the united states of america is the beginning of a real change for the royal family. >> reporter: well, it's canada day here. people are already turning out for the festivities and of course with the hope of catching a glimpse of william and kate. they may have already charmed english-speaking canada, but their next and more significant challenge will be french canada. >> sounds like you better brush up on your french, ben fogle. [ speaking french ]. >> we'll make due. good luck to you. by the way, if you want to relive the royal wedding, nbc news has put together a dvd of the event. the ceremony procession, the balcony kiss. for more on this, go to our website, today.com. >>> we will talk about why the defense rested in the casey anthony trial without calling her to testify and what it was like to live in the anthony family home. we'll talk exclusive to casey's one-time bodyguard. >>> but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>
in london after interrupting rupert murdoch's testimony in britain's phone hacking scandal. the woman in pink seen knocking the plate way from murdoch is his wife. the protestor identified as british comedian joany mu yy ma did it. he said "news of the world" is less than 1% of his company. >> hands off is wrong. i work a 10 or 12-hour day, and i cannot tell you the multitude of issues that i have to handle every day. >> murdoch and his son maintained they weren't responsible for the wrongdoing. others were, and they must be punished. >>> nobody can say bill gates ever flushed away an opportunity to impact the world. the bill and melinda gates foundation is launching a program to revint the toilet. $42 million in grants will fund projects to develop a more sanitary system of disposing human waste in underdeveloped couldn countries. they're looking at how human waste can be turned into energy. a team at stanford is proposing a system in kenya. >>> these bay startups are trying to help you look sharp on the cheap. >>> try to follow in the foot accepts of the san francisco giants. the ba
scheduled our meeting right before the finals of "britain's got talent" and our hotel was crawling with reporters. not exactly how scammers like to be greeted. >> it will be terrible for me to disappoint shireen but we have to meet face to face or the deal is not going to happen. we may never know if it was the mead media with frenzy or something that scared them off but in the end barrister davis backs out leaving shireen angry and disappointed. >> i think he's the devil. >> we're a long way from throwing in the towel and the trail is about to lead to a place we never expected. coming up, shireen's first brush with her $15 million inheritance. why was this money funny? >> two huge men show up. >> with a crate of money. l mil dones >> but it is all dyed black. >> it is all dooid black. >> when "dateline" continues. >> when "dateline" continues. y black. >> when "dateline" continues. ed black. >> when "dateline" continues. il [ female announcer ] a fiber that is taste-free is a welcome change. a fiber that dissolves completely is clearly different. ben
phone-hacking scandal out of britain. nbc's chapman bell joins us from london with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a huge development in this case. just a short time ago we learned that former editor of "news of the world" rebekah brooks was arrested in connection with the investigation. brooks was just until last week a senior executive for rupert murdoch's media empire. she's being questioned on suspicion of conspireing to intercept communication. it comes as this scandal continues to spread. issuing a fresh apology in some of the uk's other papers including "the sunday times" his remaining sunday publication, putting right what's gone wrong, promising to compensate those effected and full cooperation with the police. for those involved, there's no place to hide. but what has gone wrong for the media mogul? the most recent fallout from the hacking scandal, two chief executives of news corp., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wr
? are they sounded by press in the same way they are in great britain? >> well, they're not hounded in their private time, but there are a lot of camera clicks as they go around their daily business. the photographers here are as numerous as the journalists. actually kate said last night at the media reception it was a refreshing change to be walking around and having a chat without having lots of flash bulbs going off in her face. that's par for the course. she knows for these ten days she is very much public property and the press wants her every second of the tour. >> people just can't seem to get enough of them. thank you so much. as you said, happy independence day. i didn't know whether to say that the you. >> now, that's fine. re when in rome. >>> if you want to relive the royal wednesdaying, we have the entire event. for details go to our website today.com. (crickets chirping) [female announcer] looks like everybody's at our biggest sale of the year: the petsmart power sale. save big on thousands of items. and save $3 on all iams® dog food. only at petsmart. this 4th of july, celebrate the
another royal wedding in britain. the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what's sure to be a more down to earth affair than the last one we saw. we'll have the latest on the ceremony from scot land. >>> and we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a huge summer concert. journey will be live on our plaza a little later on. >> a lot to get to, but let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis and its impact on wall street. cn cnbc's melissa francis is watching the markets. good morning. apparently the markets do not like cliffhangers. >> no, absolutely not. traders are saying this morning it's time to consider the unthinkable, and that's that a deal in washington may not coming to. we saw the dow drop right out of the gate this morning. all through this crisis i've been talking to investors and ceos across the country and they've said they're not worried about it, a deal will come together at the last minute. when i skds, what's your contingency plan, most have said, i don't have one. now we're down to crunch time and the market is getting ner
, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. this as britain's prime minister speaks out how he and his family were targeted. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. our heat index, about 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop president
? >> you know what, it's a big thing for me, especially when i put that vest on. have the great britain supporters behind me. i'm excited. >> reporter: less than an hour away the american invasion has already begun. the white water center, home of the kayak and canoe event. when you look at this course and think a year out, what fires you up? >> i love this course. it's big white water, americans historically are good at white water. >> reporter: to test the waters and put one of the lead appreciated works to ourselves, brent kyle invited a novice on board. your best advice is what? >> the less you do, the better we are. >> the less i do the better we are? >> yes. >> appreciate that vote of confidence. come on! oh, boy! oh! oh, boy. the real celebrations are still to come in a city that embraces the majesty of the old and the excitement of the new. >> we will do it in a way that we believe is spectacular and it will be spectacular. it's going to be great for the world to watch. it's going to be great for our children to watch. it's going to be exciting. ♪ >> reporter: that white water
to stay cool. when will it end? al has some answers. >>> all the way to the top. britain's prime minister forced to testify before parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used
and is now living in britain and he is fighting for his child's return. the father bart homer joins us exclusively. but first nbc's charles hadlock has more on this international custody battle. >> reporter: 2-year-old alessia was born in texas. that's about the only fact her parents can now agree on. >> just doesn't make sense. >> reporter: bart hermer still carries a pacifier in his pocket. a simple reminder of a doubter he can only see now in home videos. hermer met simone while on a singles cruise in italy and quickly fell in love. but before a wedding could be planned, alessia was born. by then, hermer had lost his job in a down economy. the couple decided to spend several months at her home in england. after a brief trip to the states, they encountered a british emigration officer on their return to the uk. simone and alessia were admitted, but because he had no job, no income, hermer was turned away. >> he accepted my passport, stamped it, said you're going home on the next flight. my mouth dropped open. >> reporter: the couple stayed in touch by phone calls and e-mails. after a
of his media empire shut down over the weekend amid outrage in britain. another victim is hugh grant and said the scandal is important to america too. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media and some of your newspapers. and i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media. i think, you know, when you hear some of the new allegations about who the "news of the world" was phone hacking that may include and i stretch it's allegations at this stage, some of the 9/11 victims, well, i don't know, that may strike a chord with americans. >> and this morning more fallout from the scandal with word that news international's legal manager has left the company. >>> parents who want healthier food options for their children are getting some help today. at least 19 major restaurant chains are announcing they're putting more fruits and vegetables on the children's menu along with whole grains and low fat dairy items. restaurants also say they will do more to promote healthier food options. >>> america has a new medal of hon
across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment. as to the glimpse of the murdoch marriage provided by wendi's dramatic leap, it revealed more, how they met. >> she interpreted to me as we went around china and, you know, who wouldn't fall in love with a beautiful woman like her? >> reporter: murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines. murdoch's marriage grabbed the headlines and no one is under any illusions. the substance hasn't changed. murdoch's empire is threatened by the deepening british investigation. >> just the beginying of all of the questions. martin fletcher i
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